World Rugby has given its approval for a new five-a-side version of the sport. It is expected to start next year.
World rugby is hoping that rugby X can improve the crowd and they hope it will have the same effect as T20 cricket. They also want it to make more money.
Five tournaments have been planned around the world for next year. The first event is expected to be held in London.
The world’s major rugby sevens nations including New Zealand, England, Australia, Wales, Fiji and France are potential participants.
Rugby X lays emphasis on quick gameplay and does not have a half-time break or change of ends. Action will resume from the defending team’s end after a try is scored.
There are going to be three man scrums which are not going to be contested and the lineouts will be thrown by a sub who is on the team that has the ball.